Yasmin Heisler — Formed in Air


Yasmin Heisler, 8.16am, 2013, archival pigment print on Canson Rag Photographique, 75 x 50cm

Yasmin Heisler, 8.16am, 2013, archival pigment print on Canson Rag Photographique, 75 x 50cm

Yasmin Heisler has been using polyethylene bags as a medium in her practice for over fifteen years. Her latest project, Formed in Air comprises of a photographs series taken in the foothills of West Gippsland between 2008 – 2013. Here, Heisler has found fascination within the tactility and pliability of plastic waste. Continuously reacting to its surroundings, the plastic waste expresses temporality visually. The photographic frame suspends the form, capturing a point of levitation before gravity takes over. The images act as a way of looking at both desire and failure.

Yasmin Heisler is a Melbourne based artist whose practice includes photography, installation, video, sound and text.  She completed a Masters in Visual Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999 and has held multiple exhibitions nationally, including exhibiting with the Queensland University of Technology and a series of shows with the White Street Project.